SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An unsolved murder in Sacramento is getting the governor’s consideration.
Governor Newsom’s workplace is providing $50,000 for details about a lethal taking pictures at a Dwelling Depot in 2015.
Greater than 4 years after a 20-year-old man was shot and killed whereas sitting in his automotive, there aren’t any solutions and no justice.
“We’ve exhausted all leads and we consider there may be anyone on the market with that data,” Sacramento Police Officer Karl Chan stated.
Sacramento police wanted assist and requested the governor’s workplace. A state program permits the governor to grant as much as $50,000 for data resulting in an arrest in sure unsolved crimes.
“There’s at all times forensics, there’s at all times different leads, there’s at all times different investigative strategies. However at this level, that is the place we’re at on this investigation, and we’re trying to flip a nook,” Chan stated.
The sufferer within the taking pictures, Anthony Barajas, had taken a brief journey to the Dwelling Depot on Meadowview together with his youthful brother when he was shot within the chest by a automotive passing by. Police don’t know why this occurred.
Chan says rewards, relying on the severity of the crime, might be profitable. A governor’s workplace spokesperson stated $50,000 might be supplied on this case as a result of the crime concerned a firearm. The reward cash is supposed to encourage witnesses.
However, it’s a tactic that doesn’t at all times work. In Could, a Stockton household supplied $100,000 for details about the homicide of a person who was discovered lifeless in his automotive. They spoke to the media in depth concerning the case.
Stockton police say not solely is that crime nonetheless unsolved, however the reward didn’t generate any suggestions. Sacramento police are hoping for a greater end result.
“We’re assured that anyone will convey us decision,” Chan stated.
A spokesperson for the governor’s workplace says the crime tip reward program has been round for the reason that 1800s.